Module 1 Blog Assignment
Personal belief on how People Learn…
My personal beliefs about how individuals learn are deeply tied to how one is introduced to new things from early childhood. We can think about the times when rote memory was necessary to retain information up unto the times when memorization is no longer necessary (Siemens, 2008) because information is easily accessible through digital technologies. However, today our students approach learning using a completely new medium, but the learning is tied to the same belief. They grew up with digital media and learn best using what they have become comfortable using. So, to sum it up, I believe people learn best by tying information to the things they are familiar with from their environment (personal frame of reference) and day to day interactions.
Learning Theory in Ed Tec…
Educational technology has had a profound effect on the application of learning theories in education. However, instructional design of ed tech courses must take into consideration the best practices on pedagogy and andragogy research in the field of ed tech. The way we learn has not changed, but the medium that we receive learning from has dramatically changed. The purpose of learning theories in ed tech is to guide the instructional design of content and provide an interface in which students can continue to learn in a student centered environment that promotes self efficacy, individual knowledge construction, and encourages “multiple perspectives and representations” of course content (Koohang, Riley, Smith, & Schreurs, 2009).
Koohang, A., Riley, L., Smith, T., & Schreurs, J. (2009). E-Learning and Constructivism: From Theory to Application. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning & Learning Objects, 591-109.
Siemens, G. (2008, January 27). Learning and knowing in networks: Changing roles for educators and designers. Paper presented to ITFORUM. Retrieved from http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/Paper105/Siemens.pdf
Listen to John Abbott's Theory on Constructivism...he says every thought is subjective not objective...just listen and see what you think.